I had the rare opportunity to tour the Sheats-Goldstein residence in the Benedict Canyon area of Los Angeles. There were many steps and stairs leading to the lush jungle below the house that it deserved to be included in my stairwalking blog. I also wanted to share the amazing beauty and greenery that surrounds this house.
This glass house, which is surrounded by a lush jungle below, has been featured in movies such as “The Big Lebowski” “Charlies Angels Full Throttle” and music videos including Snoop Dogg’s “Lets Get Blown.”
The home was the site for third installment of French artist Xavier Veilhan Architectones project in Los Angeles. Xavier Veilhan studio and Galerie Perrotin organized the show and local architect Francois Perrin was the curator. It is where art meets architecture. Some of the art pieces Xavier installed included an iron sculpture located in the lavish gardens and cords stretched in space over the swimming pool. Xavier Veilhan was struck by the beauty of the home and how it interacts with nature. A green aluminum sculpture of architect John Lautner was installed on the end of the triangular shaped master bedroom that juts out offering a panoramic view of Los Angeles.
The home was built by architect John Lautner in 1963. Lautner studied under Frank Lloyd Wright and this home is considered a masterpiece. In 1972 James Goldstein purchased the home and commissioned John Lautner to do remodeling. James is constantly adding and having some kind of work done on the home and property. I was told it is a never ending project.
The house is not noticeable from the street or from the driveway. I arrived and had valet park my car. Then I walked down the long driveway with flourishing plants on either side.
house is next to the garage and you walk down a little walk way that goes over a pond filled with koi fish and turtles and leads to the front door.